THE MAIN EVENT
JUNE 10, 2023
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
The Prairie Burn 100 is about staying active and enjoying the great outdoors. With routes spanning 25, 50 and 100 miles, you don’t have to be a pro gravel cyclist to participate – it's a ride, not a race. Bring the entire cycling club, your family or your friends. NEW this year is an added 5K Fun Run for those non gravel bike enthusiasts.
The ride starts at Central Park, Grinnell at 8:00am on Saturday, June 10. The first 100 registrants will receive a free reusable shopping bag! The 5K Fun Run will begin at 9:30am at the same start/finish line.
The day is filled with activities for everyone in your circle – see below for the schedule of events.
The event also helps to fund programs of Imagine Grinnell, a non-profit organization supporting a healthy and sustainable Grinnell community. Sign up for our email list below and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to make sure you're not missing out!
Click the below links to see the routes (subject to change):
Family ride (starts at 12 P.M.)
YOGA IN THE PARK
9 – 10 A.M.
Bring your mat and join us at the Central Park amphitheater for an hour of yoga. All ages welcome. No charge.
9 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Choose from a variety of frozen fruits and veggies and make yourself a healthy snack by taking a spin on a bike that motors a smoothie machine as you pedal.
5K FUN RUN
Take off from the same start/finish line as the cyclists for an easy 5K jog throughout Grinnell. Return to a park full of activities and help cheer on the gravel cyclists as they return from their respective loops.
10 A.M – 12 P.M.
With this event laddering up to Grinnell's weekly farmer's market, fresh produce, artistic creations and many other items will be available for sale.
STORYTIME ART IN THE PARK
10:30 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Drake Community Library and the Grinnell College Museum of Art will offer free hands-on art and literacy activities for kids and families with drawing, 2 & 3-D collage projects, beading, truck glittering, painting, bookmaking, type-a-thon, and reading activities. No registration is necessary. Supported by Grinnell Education Partnership & AmeriCorps.
GRINNELL CRAFT BREWHOUSE & FOOD TRUCKS
BEGINNING AT 11 A.M.
Grinnell Craft Brewhouse will set up shop in Central Park to offer beer and other beverages and food trucks will line up nearby with a variety of food options. Stop by after riding or meet friends at the start/finish line with a drink and grub!
FAMILY BIKE RIDE
BEGINS AT 12 P.M.
Gather the whole family at Central Park at noon and enjoy a light, kid-friendly route beginning at the same start/finish line as the Prairie Burn 100 gravel riders. We gotta start 'em early!
The June 10 Prairie Burn now offers more healthy activities than ever before including a 5K fun run taking off at 9:30 a.m. The run is not timed and the route takes participants throughout the Grinnell community to return just in time to see the gravel cyclists making their first loop. At a low registration fee of $10, we hope you will sign up and join us for an awesome outdoor day of activities!
OF IT ALL
Even though this is a laid-back event: YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU. We will have a limited ability to bail you out if you have a bad experience out on the roads. Know how to fix a flat or at least ride with someone who does. Have a cell phone and a bail-out plan if your ride goes up in smoke. Call or text one of the event directors on the phone number included on the info card included on the cue sheets.
Don't be a jerk. Be respectful to your fellow cyclists, the residents of Grinnell and the members of the rural community. Make everyone glad that you are here.
Obey all traffic laws. 100% of the course will be open to vehicle traffic so don't become a hood ornament.
Stay to right hand side of the road at all times, especially when cresting a hill. This cannot be stressed enough. Again, don't become a hood ornament.
There are a few sections of paved road. Some of these paved roads might have traffic. And some of that traffic might not see you or care to slow down. Be vigilant and stay to the right.
Each participant is considered to be on a private excursion and remains solely responsible for any accidents in which they might be involved. The event organizers accept no responsibility for participants becoming lost, injured or worse.
Do not litter.
E-bikes are welcome!
More rules to be provided for 2022 as route is released – stay tuned!